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LIVE: Tuesday 17 May 2016

LIVE: Tuesday 17 May 2016

Published at 8:07am 17th May 2016. (Updated at 4:00pm 18th May 2016)

The latest news across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale.

6:41pm

Airedale Cricket Club has secured £5,000 to help repair damage caused by flooding over Christmas.

Much of the ground in Riddlesden was completely submerged on Boxing Day.

Read the full story here.

Airedale Cricket Club

4:15pm

Leeds United have been charged with breaching The FA's Football Agent Regulations.

The alleged misconduct relates to a transaction involving the transfer of Ross McCormack to Fulham in July 2014.

Leeds chairman Massimo Cellino and authorised agent Derek Day have also been charged with breaching FA Rules and The FA's Football Agent Regulations respectively, in relation to the same matter.

All parties have until Friday to respond.

4:06pm

Police are investigating damage to a trailer advertising the Leave.EU campaign in Harrogate.

It happened outside a house on Almsford Avenue overnight.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 101, quoting reference number 12160085642.

Leave EU trailer

3:04pm

Police in North Yorkshire are supporting Operation Trivium, which is cracking down on foreign criminals.

 

11:36am

We've just been speaking to West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service about yesterday's fire on Ilkley Moor.

Station Commander Tony Pearson says he isn't aware of there being a second fire on Addingham Moorside.

10:46am

An update on the latest fire on Ilkley Moor from the fire service.

They've suggested there was just one fire yesterday, but have urged the public to be vigilant.

Group Manager Steve Fealy said: "It's the second fire that we have had in this vicinity, on the moors in Ilkley, in the last 10 days.

"The moors are beautiful and we must all do our bit to help preserve them. We do urge that when people are on the moors they are vigilant. Moorland fires are a big risk, and at this time of year, with the better weather, we start to see more of them.

"Please do not light fires or barbecues on the moorland, or drop cigarettes or matches, and always take your litter home, including any glass bottles.

"We must all respect and protect the countryside for everyone to enjoy."

10:17am

We've been speaking to Owen Wells, Chair of the Friends of Ilkley Moor, following the latest fire there.

He's raised the possibility that there may have actually been a second fire yesterday, the third this month, on Addingham Moorside.

Owen was involved in beating down flames to the west of the Cow and Calf Rocks near Backstone Beck and predicts it should take six to nine months for the Moor to recover from the damage.

Here's the full interview:

9:09am

It can't be easy playing crazy golf in a suit, so congratulations to these folk.

The Mayor of Harrogate, Nigel Simms, has helped relaunch the 18-hole course at Valley Gardens.

No new windmills as far as we know, but there are now rocks and timber obstacles as part of the new "more challenging" design.

Mayor of the Borough of Harrogate reopens Valley Gardens crazy golf course 1

8:48am

Our top story this morning features an appeal from a Harrogate stroke survivor.

Nathan was 36, with a young family, when he had his stroke. After the initial treatment, then came his battle to get support.

The full interview is here and it's well worth a listen.

Nathan Ridgard

8:17am

Meanwhile in Ripon, this kept firefighters busy yesterday. Safe to say, cookers can be dangerous.

 

8:14am

Morning everyone. Here starts another busy day on our live news blog.

Dry and sunny today, with highs of 18.

The dry weather is also playing its part in the news, with the latest fire on Ilkley Moor. Fire crews are returning to the site around about now for an investigation.

We'll keep you updated throughout the day.